Jagex shutters Chronicles: RuneScape Legends, Ace of Spades, and its FunOrb portal

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Jagex shutters Chronicles: RuneScape Legends, Ace of Spades, and its FunOrb portal

The developer Jagex is best known for various versions of RuneScape and shuttering any project that isn’t RuneScape. Ace of Spades is shutting down in July, its FunOrb game portal is shutting down sometime over the next three months, and even Chronicles: RuneScape Legends is being quietly taken down in August. In all three cases, a lack of development resources...

H1Z1 ditches inventory management for Playstation 4, Just Survive is ‘working on a plan to go forward’

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H1Z1 ditches inventory management for Playstation 4, Just Survive is ‘working on a plan to go forward’

Internal crisis or no, Daybreak is moving forward with plans to bring H1Z1 to the PlayStation 4. When it arrives, however, this version will be noticeably different than the PC edition in one significant area: There will be no inventory management to handle. “[With] inventory management we were just like, it just doesn’t feel good to muck your way through...

Newest World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth build includes broadcast text for Teldrassil and Mag’har recruitment

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Newest World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth build includes broadcast text for Teldrassil and Mag’har recruitment

We’ve long known that Teldrassil will burn in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. We’ve also known for at least a decently long while that the Mag’har will join the Horde. But the latest beta build contains mined-out text hinting at what takes place during both. The former is largely what you would expect for various interactions, but the latter...

Overwatch fights breast cancer with a pink Mercy

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Overwatch fights breast cancer with a pink Mercy

I hope that we can agree that pink is, hands down, an awesome color. It’s saucy, it’s edgy, and it goes so well with black. Pink is also the color that represents the fight against breast cancer, which I also hope we can agree is a worthy cause. You know who else likes pink? Overwatch’s Mercy, who is sporting the...

Daybreak update: Renova boss questioned over Columbus Nova’s alleged payment to Michael Cohen

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Daybreak update: Renova boss questioned over Columbus Nova’s alleged payment to Michael Cohen

MMOs and politics once again collide this week as last night CNN broke the news that Robert Mueller’s FBI team has zeroed in on Russian oligarch and Renova Group chairman Viktor Vekselberg as part of the Special Counsel investigation into Russian election interference, questioning Vekselberg about money Renova’s US “affiliate” transferred to US President Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen. (Tangentially,...

The Daily Grind: Do you like low-stress MMO classes?

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The Daily Grind: Do you like low-stress MMO classes?

In my mind, there are two types of MMO classes. There are ones that require a lot of hands-on skill, positional maneuvering, and careful attention to rotations and reactions. Then there the ones where you kind of just have to slam your hand down on the keyboard somewhere in the vicinity of the number keys to win. I have played...

The Stream Team: Conan Exiles slayed the early access beast and launched!

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The Stream Team: Conan Exiles slayed the early access beast and launched!

It has happened! While some games can never escape the grasp of the early access beast, the mighty Conan Exiles has strangled this beast and left its broken corpse laying by the side of the road. Yes, the survival sandbox has officially launched! That means there are massive new biomes to explore, purges to withstand, and much more. Massively OP’s...

Hi-Rez founds e-sports production company Skillshot, preps Chernobog for SMITE

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Hi-Rez founds e-sports production company Skillshot, preps Chernobog for SMITE

Hi-Rez is going all in on e-sports, founding its own e-sports production outfit called Skillshot Media and lending longtime COO Todd Harris to oversee it. According to GIbiz, the fledgling company opens tomorrowday with 35 employees already. “Our goal has always been to foster community through esports and video content,” Harris writes on the new website. “By organizing ourselves as...

EverQuest boss bug bottlenecks progression servers

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EverQuest boss bug bottlenecks progression servers

A nasty bug on EverQuest’s progression servers has kept players from completing an expansion boss for over a year now, with bug reports and complaints to Daybreak resulting in no action taken whatsoever. Whenever players engage the Rathe Council, a fight made up of 12 enemies, the mobs frequently despawn and respawn before the fight can be completed. Even worse,...